Linkedin has evolved into a popular platform for forming groups where professionals can ask questions, get answers and discuss topics and issues of mutual interest. In fact, for many topics, they are taking over the role filled by “traditional” bulletin board systems of a decade ago. Not surprisingly, mind mapping and visual thinking are well represented on this professional networking site.
Here are 7 groups that you should be aware of:
Visual Thinking – Excellent forum for general discussion of visual thinking tools, techniques and resources.
VizThink – This is a non-profit organization that was formed several years ago to provide a forum for designers and others to learn about visual thinking and apply it. The group holds instructional webinars on a regular basis.
ConceptDraw Users – This group is focused on applications of CS Odessa’s visual thinking software, which includes ConceptDraw, a vector-based drawing and diagramming application, and ConceptDraw MINDMAP.
Mindmapping – This group bills itself as a place for Q&A related to mind mapping.
BiggerPlate user Group – This group is focused on what is arguably the world’s best online mind map gallery.
MindManager Enthusiasts – This group is a good place to ask questions and get answers about the world’s most popular mind mapping software. There’s some good expertise here.
FreeMind – Free Mind Mapping Software Group – This group focuses on all things related to this very popular open source mind mapping program.
Mind Mapping User Group – The purpose of this group is to help users of mind mapping. Specifically, it aims to highlight applications of visual mapping.
If there are other Linkedin groups that you think are worthy of a mention, please submit them in the comments area below. Thanks!